The weather looks to be clearing for Sunday’s Tour de Putnam bicycle ride . If you’re looking for country roads and hills this is a great-organized ride for all levels of cyclist. The day begins early at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Kent on Gipsy Trail Road. This is about a mile north of Route 301.
They offer Mountain Bike Loops and 15,30,50, 75, and 100 mile road routes. Day of registration opens at 7:30am and closes at 9:00am. Same day registration is $30.00. They ask the 75 and 100 miles riders to leave between 8:00 and 9:00am, the 30 and 50 mile riders to leave between 8:30 and 9:30am and the 15 mile group to leave between 9:00 and 10:00am. The mountain bike loops open at 9:30am.
I struggled through the 75 mile route last year as the miles and heat wore me down. I plan on the same route this year, but hope to be in better fitness and enjoy it more. I might even decide to do the 100 mile loop if the mood strikes me. Last year I found some of my favorite training roads and have put over 1,500 miles of my 3,000 miles ridden so far in 2009.
The ride offers plenty of friendly rest stops and beautiful scenes along Putnam’s roads. If trouble arises they have SAG and medical support along the well-marked courses. Bikeway will have some of their mechanics on duty for repairs as well. If you would like to use a free shuttle service from Southeast Station please call 800-470-4854 to make reservations.
Once finished your ride a lunch will be waiting for you to refuel.
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Hope to see you out there.